Dungeon, Dungeons & Dragons, Fantasy, Labyrinth Lord, Maps, OSR, RPG, Weird
I drew this map two years ago this summer – during the early days of my love affair with sharpies. It is specifically a bit of “dungeon shrapnel”, a chunk of dungeon map independent of the spaces & dungeon around it. It is one of several attempts to make a dungeon map that reflects my own and some close friends of mine’s experiences and feelings about depression.
There is a scale that is difficult if not impossible to deal with. There is darkness, sometimes completely out of control. There are twisting, narrow, claustrophobic halls that wind down to a hole. There’s a whole section that has just lost shape entirely with the floor floating off into a void – whereas another section, hidden away, seems to be self-destructing much more violently. Some bits and pieces are completely inaccessible now, isolated and lost. Passages lead nowhere.
I’m really proud of this map. It was drawn as a favor for a friend – Christopher Mennell of theSecretDM and In Search of Games for A Voice In The Void. I don’t think it ever got published, and thus I bring it here.
I used the map for one of my games to describe the space within a corrupted Maze spell cast by a self-destructive lich. I would love to know what uses you come up with for it.
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This is beautiful and all the more poignant. I have a lot of friends that deal with depression. They have taught me a lot, including gratitude and patience with my own problems that really do not compare.
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Kyle Maxwell said:
This really speaks to me, as a fellow sufferer of major depressive disorder and other related issues. It’s a testament to your illustration as art.